At TKHC, creativity is the focus within the Visual Arts department. We start from the philosophy that the best art comes from an insightful and reflective interpretation illuminated by an appreciation of historical and contemporary art practice, and first hand artmaking experience. Together, we aim to offer our students as wide a variety of approaches to making art as possible, from painting to charcoal drawing, from ceramic sculpture to digital drawing.
In the G7-G8 Foundation Years Programme, there is a strong emphasis on building and developing foundational skills such as understanding the elements of art (colour, form, texture, shape, line, space and value) and the principles of design (contrast, proportion, repetition, balance, emphasis, unity and movement). The units are developed through gradual artistic skills mapping, and feature artists across the world to broaden the perspectives of the students.
In the G9-G10 IGCSE Fine Arts Programme, the students are introduced to the internal and external structure of the programme, along with the four main areas of assessment, beginning with developing and exploring ideas, researching primary and contextual sources, experimenting with media, materials, techniques and processes, and presenting their personal response(s) to theme(s). In the first year, the students will embark on a skills carousel to develop their artistic fundamentals whilst using various mediums, techniques and creativity.
Upon completion of the IGCSE Fine Arts Programme, the G11 students will choose between taking the A Level Art or the IBDP Visual Arts programmes for further studies.